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What to do if having hemangioma in liver and kidney that is growing?

Respected Sir,



My close relative , at age of 76yrs.(Male), residing at Calcutta, is suffering from hemangeoma in liver and also in kidney since last few years . Doctors advised for operation in 2009 but during operation they found the condition of the hemangeoma was such the they could not do any operation and stopped there itself. Since then he is surviving on medicine. These hemangeoma is further growing and creating problem for him.



Can we expect valued advice from you so that we can save his life.We will be tankfull to you for ever.



We will be waiting for your early reply.



my e-mail address is YYYY@YYYY / YYYY@YYYY



With best regards,



p.sarkar
Mon, 11 Aug 2014
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Hello Mr Sarkar,
How are you? I am sorry to hear about your relative's condition.
Hemangiomas of the liver are fairly common condition diagnosed by ultrasonography. In the majority of the cases these do not cause any symptoms to the patient and are detected by scans done for other reasons. But when they start growing or when they become blocked they can cause pain. They can also rarely start bleeding when emergency treatment need to be initiated. when they do become symptomatic, the best treatment would be to surgically resect ("cut out") the hemangioma. This severity of the surgery will depend on the size and location of the hemangioma, the physical condition of the patient and also his liver function. The same applies for the kidney hemangioma also.
But as I understand, your relative has undergone an attempt to surgically remove the hemangioma. But what is not clear is why the surgery could not be completed. In this regard if you can provide us the operative reports, Imaging (CT scan, MRI, Etc) and the discharge summary of the previous hospitalisation, it will be a great help in guiding furteer course of action. If surgery is indeed not feasible, then there are treatment options available which can be explored like percutanous sclerosant injection or blocking of the feeding blood vessels to decrease the size of the hemangioma.

Please do let us know the previous treatment reports. Hope this helped and hope your relative feels better. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details - rxsuresh@gmail.com
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What to do if having hemangioma in liver and kidney that is growing?

Hello Mr Sarkar, How are you? I am sorry to hear about your relative s condition. Hemangiomas of the liver are fairly common condition diagnosed by ultrasonography. In the majority of the cases these do not cause any symptoms to the patient and are detected by scans done for other reasons. But when they start growing or when they become blocked they can cause pain. They can also rarely start bleeding when emergency treatment need to be initiated. when they do become symptomatic, the best treatment would be to surgically resect ( cut out ) the hemangioma. This severity of the surgery will depend on the size and location of the hemangioma, the physical condition of the patient and also his liver function. The same applies for the kidney hemangioma also. But as I understand, your relative has undergone an attempt to surgically remove the hemangioma. But what is not clear is why the surgery could not be completed. In this regard if you can provide us the operative reports, Imaging (CT scan, MRI, Etc) and the discharge summary of the previous hospitalisation, it will be a great help in guiding furteer course of action. If surgery is indeed not feasible, then there are treatment options available which can be explored like percutanous sclerosant injection or blocking of the feeding blood vessels to decrease the size of the hemangioma. Please do let us know the previous treatment reports. Hope this helped and hope your relative feels better. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details - rxsuresh@gmail.com